b So you shall drive them out and make them perish quickly, as the LORD has promised you. 4[†] c “Do not say in your heart, after the LORD your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,’ whereas it is  d because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is driving them out before you. 5 e Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God is driving them out from before...
h From the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD. 8[†]Even  i at Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, and the LORD was so angry with you that he was ready to destroy you. 9[†] j When I went up the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant that the LORD made with you, I remained on the mountain  k forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water. 10And  l the LORD gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of God, and on them were all the words that the LORD
w “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,         as in obeying the voice of the LORD?     Behold,  x to obey is better than sacrifice,         and to listen than the fat of rams.
For rebellion is as the sin of divination,         and presumption is as iniquity and  y idolatry.     Because  z you have rejected the word of the LORD,          a he has also rejected you from being king.”